Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability (Fueling our Future)
With seven billion people in the world (nine billion projected by 2050), many of whom live in rapidly developing countries, the need for modern technologies with their attendant energy demands is increasing at an exponential rate. Will it be possible to provide sufficient energy for this generation and the next? How will the energy race change global economies and politics?
Join CGA faculty members and experts in the field to discuss the changing landscape of global energy: its potential, challenges, and impact on how we live today.
IS POVERTY A POLITICAL CHOICE?: A CONVERSATION WITH PHILIP ALSTON
PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH TRICKLE UP
Wednesday, February 27, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Since being named the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in 2014, Philip Alston has investigated extreme poverty in countries as diverse as Ghana, Mauritania, Chile, China, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In a conversation with former New York Times foreign correspondent Calvin Sims, Alston will share his perspective on what needs to be done to end poverty.
RSVP: to Elena Szajewski by February 20 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-255-9980 x 210
FUELING OUR FUTURE: THE ECONOMICS AND GEOPOLITICS OF ENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY THE FUTURE OF OPEC
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30–7:45 p.m.
Much has changed for the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) over the past 12 months. Historically, the dominance of the organization has been such that any announced cuts or increases drove the market, but those days are gone. Increasingly, non-OPEC countries, like the US, are playing a more signifcant role and the distribution of resources has created a shift in industry dynamics. As such, OPEC’s infuence is diminishing, and it’s hard to imagine how it will regain its past market power.
Join CGA Academic Director and Clinical Professor Carolyn Kissane to discuss the future of the OPEC’s infuence and evolving dynamics and geopolitics of oil.
Panelists: Ed Morse, Global Head of Commodities Research, Citigroup
Amy Myers Jafe, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment and director of the program on Energy Security and Climate Change, the Council on Foreign Relations
Michael Tran, Managing Director, Energy Strategist, RBC Capital Markets